Edinburgh Festival 2014: A Guide To The Free Stuff

What’s on in Edinburgh this August? What isn’t! The Scottish city really gets festive in August 2014, with a jam-packed line-up of events. There’s a trillion things to see, do and chortle at but the real beauty of the Edinburgh Festival is...

The Top 10 Weekend Breaks from London

Visiting England for the first time? Most people make a beeline for London, without discovering what the rest of Blighty has to offer. So we asked guest blogger (and American) Jonathan Thomas for his top tips for seeing the real England. A self-confessed...

The Best of Eastern Europe: Top 10 Cities to Visit

Backpacking in Europe is a rite of passage for most students and travellers. But it’s such a vast place that many end up hopping between the most famous cities (London, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome – sound familiar?) and never delve beneath...

The World’s Best Beach Parties

– Written by Victoria Philpott Beach parties = raving in your flip flops, wearing just your shorts or your bikini with the sun on your back and the music pumping in your ears. There are no sweat-dripping walls, skanky toilets...

5 Top Student Party Destinations in Europe

Summer’s nearly here, so chop-chop with your holiday plans. If you’re cash-strapped, book your break now to save more money for beers on the beach! Forget tacky package deals and paying through your teeth for organized bar crawls. There are loads of...

Where to Go in Europe in 2013

Written by Alexia Dellner Want to know the top five places to visit in Europe for 2013? Check out our picks below… 1. Best for nature lovers: Geneva Geneva has just been revealed as one of HostelBookers’ most popular...

11 things to do in Edinburgh under €10

€14.50 for Edinburgh Castle?! Surely there are cheaper thrills than that in Scotland’s most beautiful city? Chic and cosmopolitan, Edinburgh attractions can be pricey, but there’s more to Scotland’s capital than bagpipes and kilts flapping in the breeze. Dubbed the “Athens of the...